Islamabad, September 2: Red-faced by supporting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statements about Balochistan people by some Baloch leaders, now the Pakistan agencies are knocking the doors of the Interpol for Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti’s arrest.
Calling Brahumdagh Bugti a traitor, Balochistan CM Sanaullah Zehri has said that Pakistan would formally contact Interpol for issuing a Red Notice against Brahumdagh for his extradition to Pakistan, immediately after completion of required documentation.
Brahumdagh has attracted Pakistan’s ire after his open appreciation for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent remarks on Balochistan .
The Pakistan government has begun the process of obtaining Interpol’s red warrants against self-exiled Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti.
The interior ministry has been contacted by Balochistan Police Department so as to acquire required identification documents of Brahumdagh in order to complete the ‘Red Notice’ application requirements for Interpol.
According to Balochistan police, Brahumdagh Bugti hails from the Raheja Bugti tribe and is operating the Baloch Republican Army network from Switzerland. He is the grandson of former Balochistan chief minister Nawab Akbar Bugti, who was killed in 2006 during a controversial military operation in Kohlu, reports a media agency in Pakistan.
He fled to Afghanistan during the operation and moved to Switzerland when Pakistan asked Kabul to hand him over in 2010. In Switzerland, he sought political asylum in 2011 but his request was turned down in January 2016, later Islamabad declared him a “terrorist” wanted for multiple attacks.
Pakistani media say that the requirements for the Red Notice application for its submission to Interpol have been fulfilled by The Balochistan government, he added. “The Balochistan Home Department is expected to officially request within a month the federal interior ministry to move the request for Interpol red warrants,” FIA official said.
Five separate cases under sections 120, 121, 123, and 353 of Pakistan Penal Code have been registered against Baloch separatist leaders, including Brahumdagh, Harbiyar Marri and Banyuk Karima Baloch, for allegedly supporting Modi’s statements.